Foundation / Corporation
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation
Grants of up to $3,000 to California, South Dakota, Utah, and Colorado nonprofit organizations, schools, museums, and governmental institutions in eligible regions for programs in the areas of literacy, art, and STEM education for PreK-12 students. Preference will be given to organizations within the Funding Source's service area, including:
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of programs that promote:
The Foundation believes interaction has a powerful positive impact on literacy, reading and interdisciplinary studies.
When reviewing applications, the Foundation relies heavily on the following criteria:
Some preference is given to applications that utilize volunteers and organizations for whom Swift Communications employees are volunteers. While the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation may occasionally provide grants for equipment or books alone, strong preference will be given to applications that incorporate project or program elements. The Foundation also prefers to award grants to organizations that do not have access to large fundraising budgets and are local in nature. Preference is given to small, targeted, low-budget programs and organizations that have limited outside resources to draw from.
A significant level of preference will also be given to organizations applying for grants that are located within the communities served by daily and/or weekly newspapers in the Swift Communications, Inc. family of publications and websites
GrantWatch ID#: 165021
The minimum grant request that will be considered is $500 and the maximum grant request is $3,000.
Grants are awarded for a one-year period. Occasionally grants are awarded to a prior recipient or the extension of a program into the following year is approved, but follow-on grants will always be for a new program or a new aspect of a program.
USA: California: Grass Valley and Lake Tahoe; Colorado: Aspen and Snowmass, Craig, Eagle County (Vail), Glenwood Springs, Grand County, Greeley, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, and Windsor; South Dakota: Belle Fourche; Utah: Park City
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit
Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and schools for programs and projects that benefit local residents in eligible regions. Focus areas include education, youth, health and human services, environment, arts and c
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Grant to a USA nonprofit organization to improve healthcare among underserved populations. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. The purpose of the program is to educate mental health professionals ab
Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev
Grants of up to $2,500 to California nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for programs to address the needs of youth in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support activities, projects, and programs that serve youth in areas such as health and human
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